Learning a new language isn’t always easy, but with these apps we hope it is slightly less intimidating. To help teach your kids a foreign language, explore the best language apps on your favorite device.
App Info Price: Overview Bilingua is designed help people learn a language by conversing with others. Users are matched with conversation partners based on personal interests and the languages they want to learn. Through games and fun conversations, they begin to build their language skills. Features include: Take a personality quiz Play fun language games …
Early childhood is an ideal time to learn new languages, and Mandarin Chinese is a highly-sought-after skill. This app will help you and your child decide if learning the language is fun and give children an advantage if they are entering or currently enrolled in an immersion Mandarin Chinese educational program because of the extra practice it affords.
Juana la Iguana Goes to the Beach is a fun app that plunges preschoolers into the Spanish language. The beach theme is fun and attractive to young children, and the immersive style of instruction is a proven method of teaching language to young children.
eTABU Word Search is a fun way to build reading, word recognition, vocabulary and mental flexibility skills. You can even use it to sharpen your languages skills. The app is entertaining and highly-engaging.
Lingokids is a sampler app that allows parents and children to try out several lessons to teach English vocabulary to young children using engaging animated activities related to groups of eight vocabulary words.
Listening Power Preschool is an outstanding receptive language development app capable of accommodating up to 75 users, creating groups, and providing an array of flexible practice activities that will keep young children learning for years.
Verbs for Kids-Part 1 would be a useful tool to help students of English and perhaps special needs students hear examples of acceptable English grammar and pronunciation, as well as see clear animated illustrations of 180 verbs and sentences. It does have some flaws, however, and parents and teachers would be wise to check the app thoroughly before investing.
The Pronoun Party is a bare-bones, repetitive source of practice sentences with pronouns and gender words that will help young children practice understanding these words in spoken sentences and responding to them appropriately.
In high school, students are getting down to business, and they need apps that will support their learning. Bells and whistles of entertaining educational games often (but not always!) give way to practicality as kids focus on the job at hand. Our selection of recommended apps will help students review important concepts in core subjects, …
Duolingo offers a positive and comprehensive language learning experience that most middle school, high school, and adult students will find engaging and fun. It features short, effective lessons and practice, motivational rewards, and a built-in goal-setting feature.
Herbie the Hedgehog is a cute story with read-to-me, read-aloud and auto-play options to make it suitable for young children in a wide variety of situations. The easy choice of languages makes it a great way to introduce or expose youngsters to other ways of speaking.
Star Gurus is a great app for young children that will help them practice important counting skills which are foundational to learning math in early elementary school. The dot-to-dot game is rewarding in its own right, and the teaching is so gentle and unobtrusive that kids will not even know they are practicing important skills.
Pepe & Pepita is another great educational app from Mrs. Judd’s Games that will help children learn a variety of vocabulary words while providing practice identifying the correct gender for each noun. A great app for a great price!
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Dic-Dic is a nice introduction to basic words in several languages. It will help students learn to spell and read over a hundred different words in their native language, then can introduce them to several other languages.
Pack your suitcase, hop on a plane and learn some French, Lately Lily: Paris for a Day is an outstanding way to do all of those things and more and the app is much more reasonably priced than a plane ticket.